State moves 8 Wildlife Waystation chimpanzees to sanctuary in Florida – Daily News


SYLMAR — Eight chimpanzees that have been residing in the now-closed Wildlife Waystation wild animal sanctuary in Sylmar have been moved to the Center for Great Apes in Florida, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife introduced on Tuesday, Dec. 7.

The animals have been amongst practically 500 wild animals, together with 42 chimpanzees, that have been left in want of houses when the Wildlife Waystation closed in August 2019.

Wildlife Waystation’s board of administrators voted to give up its state working allow following insurmountable prices that arose due to harm attributable to the 2017 Creek Fire and flooding in early 2019.

(*8*) to CDFW, of the unique 42 chimps on the Wildlife Waystation, 24 have been completely positioned at permitted amenities, however 18 stay on the Wildlife Waystation ready to be moved. The North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance is continuous fundraising efforts to assist relocate the remaining chimps.

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The Waystation was initially integrated in 1976 and served as a sanctuary for animals together with tigers, lions and chimpanzees. Operators stated the amenities assisted greater than 77,000 animals throughout its existence, together with wolves, coyotes, camels, hyenas, reptiles and leopards.